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Masterpiece Episode: "The Lost Prince"

Season 34, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of “The Lost Prince,” a lavish two-part biopic of Queen Elizabeth II's epileptic and learning-disabled uncle, John (Daniel Williams and Matthew Thomas), whose short life (1905-19) paralleled the dissolution of European royalty's gilded age. Prince John was “lost” to history because he was kept hidden from public view because of his odd behavior, which is apparent as the drama opens, in 1908.
Original Air Date: Oct 17, 2004
Guest Cast Frank Finlay: Asquith Bill Nighy: Lord Stamfordham Richard Searle: Frantic Official David Barrass: Kaiser Wilhelm Gina McKee: Lalla Mary Nighy: Young Mary Daniel Williams: Young Prince John David Westhead: Fred Vanessa Ackerman: Olga Miranda Richardson: Queen Mary Tom Hollander: George V John Rowe: Dr. Longhurst Martin Wimbush: Violinist Ivan Marevich: Tsar Nicholas Rollo Weeks: Prince George Bibi Andersson: Queen Alexandra Ingeborga Dapkunaite: Tsarina Alexandra Kate Manning: May Craig Shenton: Bertie Holly Boyd: Tatiana Henry Cook: Henry Maggie McCourt: Lady in Waiting Nastya Razduhova: Maria Henrietta Voigts: Suffragette Ian Taylor: Footman with Butter Nicholas Palliser: Knutsford John Sessions: Mr. Hansell Dominic Colenso: David Fritha Goodey: Fine Looking Woman Roz McCutcheon: Fat Mary Brock Everitt-Elwick: Young Georgie Jonathan Coy: Dr. Hetherington Michael Gambon: Edward VII Sam Page: Young Alexei Ron Cook: Lloyd George Matthew Thomas: Prince John

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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